For anyone who loves reminiscing, more than likely you’ve heard about Facebook’s 10th Anniversary “Look Back” videos; a cavalcade of 1-minute videos they sent out to every Facebook member last week summarizing their most memorable moments since starting their Facebook account.
Each video shows a montage set to music of a user’s most popular photos and well-liked posts since joining Facebook. Many users however were not happy with the photos and posts chosen. Bad memories of deaths, breakups, job losses and other reasons have made many want an edit feature.
Now, after only days the Look Back videos were sent, Facebook has added the option to edit your video too. We’ll show you how easy it is to edit your Facebook Look Back video and change it to your liking.
Viewing Your Look Back Video
Most users have already watched their personalized Look Back video. Facebook sent out emails to most of its members last week containing links to their personalized video.
If you didn’t receive the e-mail or notification, which some users have reported, you can directly view your Look Back video by logging into Facebook and visiting this link: “facebook.com/lookback.”
On this page, you can click the “Play” button to just view your video, or you can be more interactive and share your video on your News Feed. The green button to “Share Your Movie” will be found in the top right corner of the screen.
Editing Your Look Back Video
If you love the Look Back video addition, there’s no doubt you’ll also love that Facebook has made it easy to edit your video.
In the same main viewing window for your Look Back video mentioned above, you’ll find the “Edit” button for your video in the “top right-hand corner” next to the “Share” button. “Click ‘Edit’” to begin the video editing process.
After clicking “Edit,” scroll down to view a page containing all of your biggest moments on Facebook: “Your First Moments,” “Most Liked Posts,” “Uploaded Photos” and a “Photo Grid.” Scroll through each category and select the max number allowed for each one.
When you click an object you’d like to include in your video, a simple “blue check mark” will appear it in the bottom right-hand corner of the image so you know it’s been selected. The rest of the unchecked objects will remain shaded.
If you don’t see the post or photo you’re looking for, there is a handy scroll button at the top right of each section to go back farther into your Facebook history so you can find (and add) exactly what you’re looking for.
There’s also no need to worry about “Saving” your edits. Any changes you make to your Look Back video will be automatically saved.
The ease-of-use of the Look Back editing feature can’t be beat. While for some, Look Back videos are just a creepy reminder of what Facebook has collected about them over the years, others will love the editing feature now available, allowing them to edit their video just-so before sharing it on their Timeline.
Take a Look Back
For more information about using video on Facebook, check out our post – How To Enable and Use Facebook Video Chat